South Middle School

South Middle School

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  • South Middle School
    Office Hours
    7:30am - 4:00pm
    2734 Louisiana Street
    Lawrence, KS 66046
    Phone: (785) 832-5450
    Fax: (785) 832-5453
    Keith Jones   
    Principal: Dr. Keith Jones
    Assistant Principal: Mrs. Anita Carlson 
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Our Mission

  • South Middle School will empower our learning community to think intensively and critically; we will cultivate intellect with character to develop 21st century learners.

Principal's Welcome

  • What makes South Middle School unique? It's the warm educational climate, where students come first and our teachers focus on 21st century educational skills, emphasizing technology integration and active learning as primary forms of engagement. Our staff understands the social and development needs of young adolescents and the importance of our equity work to meet the needs of all students. With this in mind we promote positive social interaction, school spirit, and a persistence in rigorous and culturally relevant instruction. We thank you for sharing your child with us, and I encourage you to contact me with questions or suggestions at any time.
    Keith Jones, Ed.D.

News and Daily Announcements




    Good morning! Today is Tuesday, October 17, 2017, A day. Please rise for the pledge of allegiance.

    Today’s main dish lunch choice is chicken bites w/roll…I think TODAY is the name replacement for CHICKEN NUGGETS. It’s always a good day when chicken is on the menu!!

    Today is the last 8th grade football game @ West. Let’s end the season on a high note. Everyone is invited to come and cheer on your Cougars over at West. Please dismiss the players at 2:30 for the bus.

    All 7th and 8th graders except current 8th grade football play7ers have a mandatory wrestling meeting and practice today in room 307 from 3:05-5 pm. Get your required paperwork turned into Mrs. Rea by October 23.

    Math intramurals begins today right after school in Mrs. Poettker’s room 208. They will meet every Tuesday from 3:10 until 4 pm. If you are interested in math competitions or just exploring concepts in mathematics at both the middle school and beyond, Math Intramurals may be for you! Make sure you have turned in your gold intramural form to her for this activity. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Poettker.

    Make it a tremendous Tuesday.

     Announcing the LHS PACK THE HOUSE event .... please go to the following link to find out more information.  LHS PACK THE HOUSE FLYER
    For information about Lawrence Schools Foundation opportunities to give back to your schools without having to spend an extra penny!! See link Lawrence Schools Foundation give back opportunities.


  • Current information regarding enrollment can be found by clicking this link.


    As part of the district’s Equity Goal relating to access to technology at school and home, we are now offering ALL students and their parents Family Access to School Technology (FAST) at two middle school locations, LMCMS and SMS, on designated evenings.
    Please share the attached information in your upcoming newsletters and other parent communications and ask your Website Managers to add this link to your websites: Family Access to School Technology    (
    Counselors:  Mrs. Kristen Kircher (Last names A-K)   Mr. Marc Conover (Last names L-Z)      
    Cougar Parent Organization - Parents are always welcome!
    Bully Hotline:

ESOL Information


    Information about ESOL can be found by clicking on this picture:


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